Resources for Uninsured New Yorkers

Uninsured New Yorkers are encouraged to purchase affordable health insurance through our state’s exchange, New York State of Health.

If you are not yet ready to purchase a health insurance policy, you may wish to consider other reduced cost mental health resources in the community:

Ackerman Institute for the Family—treatment
Couples and family therapy on sliding scale basis
149 East 78th Street
(212) 879-4900 ext 122

Care for the Homeless
Medical, substance abuse, and mental health services for homeless New Yorkers
30 East 33rd Street, 5th Floor
(212) 366-4459

Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies
Low-cost psychotherapy.  CMPS is committed to providing treatment for all, regardless of financial status. Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on ability to pay.
16 West 10th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
(212) 228-6036

Columbia Presbyterian Psychiatric Clinic
Sliding scale fees may be available for medication management and psychotherapy.
Multiple locations: Washington Heights, Columbus Circle, Westchester
Call the Referral Line for information: (212)305-2599

Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services
Low fee psychotherapy and psychoeducational assessment
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, 6th Floor
(212) 678-3262

The Gestalt Center
Reduced fee referral service
220 Fifth Avenue, Suite 802
(212) 387-9429

The Institute for Urban Family Health
Free medical and mental health clinics for the uninsured
Walton Family Health Center 1894 Walton Avenue Bronx, NY 10453
Sidney Hillman Health Center 16 East 16th St., 3rd Floor New York, NY 10003
Bronx: (718) 583-3060
Manhattan: (212) 206-5200

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and specialty treatment programs including eating disorders, trauma, family/couples, and LGBTQ affirmative therapy.
1841 Broadway (at 60th Street), 4th Floor, New York, NY 10023
(212) 333-3444

Institute for Human Identity
Mental health services for LGBTQ community, reduced fee psychotherapy, including very low fees for entertainment professionals
322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 802
(212) 243-2830

Lenox Hill Outpatient Center for Mental Health
Low-cost psychiatric services
210 East 64th Street
between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
(212) 434-3365

NYC Well
Mental Health Hotline, 24 hours, free crisis intervention and referrals by phone, text, or chat
(888) NYC-WELL or text WELL to 65173

Make the Connection
Military Veterans mental health information and resource locator

Metropolitan Center For Mental Health
Psychotherapy and medication management on a low cost basis
Multiple locations:
1090 St. Nicholas Avenue
(212) 543-0777
160 West 86th Street
(212) 362-8755
336 Central Park West
(212) 864-3666

The Sarah A. Meehan Center
Psychotherapy on a sliding scale basis, special low fees for students and unemployed.
115 West 27th Street
(212) 627-8181

William Alanson White Institute
Low cost psychotherapy and psychoanalysis
20 West 74th Street
(212) 873-0725


updated 02-10-2023